Professor Tim Lang was awarded an Honorary Professorship by the School of Geography and Planning in February 2017. Tim Lang has been Professor of Food Policy at City, University of London's Centre for Food Policy since 2002, where he lectures on its unique MSc and PhD food policy programmes. He founded the Centre in 1994 and was Director until 2016. He’s especially interested in the role of policy on health, environment, political economy and culture. He been a member of many UK Government bodies including UK Council of Food Policy Advisors, the Sustainable Development Commission and Parliamentary Committee, where he acted as advisor to four Select Committee inquiries.